Becky G Talks 'Next To You' & Working With Anitta On 'Banana' at BBMAs: Watch

Becky G stopped to chat with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs on the red carpet at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1), discussing her new single “Next To You” and working with Anitta.

Asked how it feels to have been in the music industry for so long, despite only being 22 years old, Becky G tells Billboard, “It’s so crazy to think about right? I’m only 22, but I’ve been doing this a little over a decade,” she says.

“It’s pretty awesome that I have the experience under my belt,” Becky G continues. “The amazing opportunities that I’ve had in the past to collaborate with so many amazing artists, it just makes me really proud. It makes me so inspired for this next chapter in my career. It’s awesome.”

The singer also chats about hearing her new song “Next To You” on the top 40 on the radio, calling it a “full circle moment.”

“I’ve been living my career in the Latin space for a couple years now,” she says. “But listening to my song on Top 40 radio for the first time in forever was so crazy. It was such a full circle moment for me. At 15 years old, I heard myself on the radio for the first time, and now, I’m 22. It’s so crazy!”

In the interview, Becky G also discusses working with Anitta on “Banana,” as she speaks about the “incredible” girl power movement that is currently happening.

“There is this incredible encouragement, this movement of girl power that’s been happening,” she states. “I think within the industry, too, there’s so many women that have wanted to collaborate with each other, but have never really felt the support within the industry, within the press, within the audiences, to say hey that’s ok. And I think we’re breaking down those barriers now, and Anitta is just awesome.”

Becky G also teases that she and Anitta have a couple of shows coming up in Latin America “very soon.”

You can watch the full video interview above.

Billboard Music Awards 2019